Adult Mental Health

Victoria Reuben

Victoria offers Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy to adolescents and adults.   Integrative therapy means that a variety of modalities and techniques are used or combined with the intention of best fitting the client and their needs. Working relationally, she sees therapy as a collaboration between therapist and client working together to explore the issues presented. There are many and varied challenges that can bring you to therapy from anxiety and depression, low self esteem, bereavement, gender exploration, changes in circumstance to existential questions and spirituality. Therapy provides the opportunity to explore how you feel and think and why. Unhelpful behaviours and negative patterns will be explored in order for you to connect with your authentic self and others and to implement healthy and reasoned change.

Therapy will normally take place weekly, and lasts for 50 minutes.  The first session will be an opportunity for you to talk about what brings you to therapy and will give you an insight as to how integrative counselling will work for you. Sessions are confidential and take place in a safe open, non judgemental space. Victoria is bound by the BACP ethics and guidelines.

Victoria works privately from Chase Lodge Hospital in Mill Hill and Aashna in North Finchley.

Full contact details and more information regarding therapy and session fees and can be found at

Lubna M.Dar

BA, MA. CPsychol

Member of BPS and HCPC

Lubna is a Chartered Counselling Psychologist, with 20 years of experience specialising in the field of eating disorders at the Maudsley Hospital and in private practice in North West London. Also qualified in Family therapy at Kings College London and Institute of Psychiatry.

As a senior member of the internationally renowned teaching hospital, Lubna has taken the lead in developing and delivering family and individual based treatment programmes.

She provides clinical expertise in assessing and providing specialised and tailored treatment packages for clients experiencing a range of mental health issues such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder. She has taken key roles in strategy and development of treatment for eating disorders within the NHS as recommended by NICE guidelines.

Her particular areas of expertise include:

Working with adults and young people covering the full spectrum of eating disorders:

  • Anorexia nervosa
  • Bulimia nervosa
  • Binge eating,
  • Disordered eating
  • Dietetic advice
  • Working with and through family units
  • Group therapy
  • Couples therapy
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Low self esteem
  • Pregnancy and post natal care
  • Offering consultation and supervision to other health professionals
  • Working with schools
  • Teaching

Contact Details:


Angela Thwaites for Chase lodge Hospital - Mill Hill, North West London NW7 2ED

Angela Thwaites

Psychodynamic Counselling offers you the opportunity to gain insight and understanding about yourself through the exploration of thoughts and feelings that perhaps have not been previously considered. Counselling provides a confidential, safe environment with a professional counsellor who remains neutral, whilst at the same time offering emotional support and attunement as to how and why you may feel the way you do about aspects of yourself and the way in which you relate to yourself and to others.

The counselling relationship invites you to explore how very early life experiences (and how you felt and thought) can have an emotional effect on the way you currently think and feel, and on your relationships. It is possible to undertake short-term counselling (12 sessions), or long-term counselling, which is open ended. An initial introductory assessment takes place during which you can take time to explain your reasons for wanting to begin counselling and thinking about whether Psychodynamic Counselling is right for you.

Her private practice is offered within Chase Lodge Private Hospital, located in Mill Hill East. Please visit her website ( for more details about her counselling practice and where all contact information and session fees are listed (low-cost counselling is also offered in certain circumstances).

Dr Gabrielle Highman for Chase lodge Hospital - Mill Hill, North West London NW7 2ED

Dr Gabrielle Highman

(Clinical Psychologist) DClinPsych; DipSystPr

Gabrielle is a a chartered clinical psychologist who has been working with people suffering from problems like yours for over 10 years. She works in an NHS in-patient adolescent unit with young people and their families, and privately with children, young people and adults.

As a clinical psychologist she has studied a variety of psychological therapies such as behavioural therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, systemic (family) therapy, EMDR and psychodynamic therapy.  This enables her to match which therapeutic approach is best suited to both the problems that clients are struggling with and the clients themselves.

Special interests:

Children and young people: She has a particular interest in working with children and adolescents between the ages of 8-18.

Adults: She has an interest in working with adults suffering from anxiety and/or depression.

She is experienced in working with young people and adults suffering from an eating disorder but do this alongside other professionals, particularly their GP.

Contact details:

Call Chase Lodge and speak to Katie Shaw (020 8358 7128) or email Gabrielle directly on


Dr Jonathan Ornstein for Chase lodge Hospital - Mill Hill, North West London NW7 2ED

Dr Jonathan Ornstein

MB, ChB, MRC Psych

Dr Ornstein trained as a doctor at Manchester University, and after medical and surgical posts, moved to London in 2000 to work as a Psychiatrist. He has held posts across London in a variety of settings, working with people from all walks of life and of all ages and backgrounds. This includes working in community clinics, general and psychiatric hospitals, with people from all ethnic backgrounds, with homeless people and with immigration and social issues.

He has been a community consultant psychiatrist since 2008, and works within the NHS for Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust. He is the clinical lead for a recovery team helping people with long standing mental health needs, and also for an Early Intervention Service that helps people who have become psychiatrically unwell for the first time.

He greatly enjoys teaching, and has received certificates of excellence from St George’s medical school for the last two years. He also regularly hosts seminars for GPs and other health professionals on all areas of mental health.

He uses an open minded integrated approach, combining biological, psychological and social therapies to help people resolve their issues and psychiatric illnesses. He has experience in working with people with depression and anxiety, psychotic illnesses, personality issues, adult ADHD, with trauma and with medical legal work. He focusses on working with the person rather than the condition, so gaining an understanding of each patient’s needs, and producing a collaborative tailored treatment plan.

He is happy to accept self-referrals, or from GPs, psychologists and other health professionals. He is also able to carry out Skype appointments, and he is recognised by all major health insurers. He is also happy to liaise with family members and carers where appropriate, and I am available for telephone or email advice.

Dr Ornstein is also affiliated with The Nightingale Hospital in Marylebone.

Janet Kaplan for Chase lodge Hospital - Mill Hill, North West London NW7 2ED

Janet Kaplan

MBACP (Accred), UKRCP Reg, MSc

Janet Kaplan is an experienced therapist working as an Honorary Psychotherapist in Adult Mental Health at Guys and St Thomas’s Hospital London. She has also works as a psychodynamic counsellor in GP surgeries.

At Chase Lodge Hospital, she offers private psychodynamic therapy in a confidential space to individual adults experiencing anxiety, anger, depression, bereavement, relationship issues, life changes and stress.

Janet holds a Masters of Science in Psychodynamic Counselling from Birkbeck College, London University. She is a regular attendee on the Lecture Course at the Institute of Psychoanalysis. Janet is an Accredited Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and works to the Association’s Code of Ethics.

Alongside her private practice Janet has presented a workshop for GP’s on counselling. Her work is covered by numerous private medical insurers.

For more information about Janet: